Entebbe Grade B hospital discharges more 44 COVID-19 patients who recovered from the deadly coronavirus pushing the number of recoveries in Uganda to 486.
UGANDA CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: Ministry of Health (MOH) Thursday discharged 44 more additional people who had recovered from COVID-19 pushing the number of recoveries in Uganda to 486.
According to the MOH, Permanent Secretary, Dr Diana Atwine who presided over the discharge of the patients said that 43 of the people were truck drivers and one was a contact.
Dr Atwine said that the discharged people were treated and tested twice to confirm that they are now negative of the coronavirus.
“We have discharged 44 COVID-19 patients from Entebbe Grade-B Hospital. 43 of these are truck drivers and 1 was a contact.
“These were treated, recovered and tested negative twice for COVID-19,” Dr Atwine said on Thursday afternoon while discharging the 44 patients from the Entebbe based hospital.
Atwine who also called on the general public not to stigmatize the discharged people stressed that although the frontline health workers have played a tremendous job, it is by God’s grace that with over 700 cases, Uganda is yet to record any single deaths.
She further thanked all those who have been at the forefront in treating the COVID-19 patients more so the health workers and nurses.
“I give God the glory. It’s not because we are superstars in treating these diseases but it’s his mercy that out of over 700 cases, we haven’t registered any death.
“We thank all our staff for this. They are confined here away from their families to stay and care for these patients.”
Meanwhile, Atwine called on Ugandans to be supportive of the MOH rather than criticising all policies and strategies developed by the Ministry to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
She gave an example of some Ugandans who up to now are still insisting that the Ministry is faking COVID-19 results in a bid to make financial gains.
“Some people are always mocking our work, saying we fake results to make money. This demoralises the efforts of our front-workers who risk their lives to save others,” Atwine emphasized.
“When we treat and heal, no one talks about it. When anything goes wrong during our work, they forget the lives saved and this is what makes news. But let’s keep up the care, commitment and responsibility to our patients bcoz for us its a calling. We are special.”
Meanwhile, as of today, Uganda has registered a total of 486 recoveries with only 335 cases still active off the country’s total case count of 741 and no single individual has yet succumbed to the virus.